“BE INSPIRED: THE LIFE OF HEAVY D” Premieres Sunday, February 26 At 11 p.m.*
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On Sunday, February 26 at 11 p.m.*, CENTRIC premieres the first documentary celebrating Heavy D since his death. The hour-long documentary includes interviews and testimonies from entertainment heavyweights including Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Brett Ratner, MC Lyte, and more. Viewers will hear stories about the late rapper from his family and other artists who formed early hip-hop including Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and Kurtis Blow. Interviews include Queen Latifah reflecting on Heavy D as a mentor and Will Smith discussing their early beginnings together in hip-hop and Hollywood. Fans will experience how his music impacted hip-hop and pioneered the way for other MCs, and will also enjoy performance footage including Heavy D’s last televised performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 11, 2011.
*All times ET/PT